Sunday, 28 April 2013
175 Dead And Many Trapped In Bangladesh Garment Factory For Joe Fresh And Primark
In Dhaka, Bangladesh — At least 175 mainly women workers were killed in a Bangladesh building collapse and rescuers searching for survivors said on the 25th of April that many more were trapped in the rubble of a complex that housed factories supplying Western clothes retailers. The disaster, which comes five months after a factory fire that killed more than 100 people, could hurt Bangladesh’s reputation as a source of low-cost goods and call attention to European and North American companies that buy products there.
Rescue workers were digging through the wreckage of the eight-storey Rana Plaza building in Savar, 30 km (20 miles) outside the capital Dhaka, which collapsed on Wednesday. More than 1,000 people were injured.